Another Pit Bull Bites Child in Ohio
Columbus, OH - A 6-year-old child was bitten by a pit bull on the city's southeast side; this is a different attack than occurred in "Loraining Blood," a few days prior. According to witnesses, several children were playing near a fenced area when someone opened the gate. Inside was a pit bull, which pounced and attacked a child. A blogger recounts the attack.
The girl was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where she was treated and released. The dog has since been euthanized. Officials with the city attorney's office said the dog's owner may face charges including failure to license the dog and failure to maintain vicious dog insurance. As usual, the owner declined to comment.
The incident was the second pit bull attack in Columbus in the last 15 days. On March 12, a 6-year-old boy was attacked on the far east side. The owner of that dog may face charges as well. In Ohio, state law requires that owners of vicious dogs -- all pit bulls have been declared "vicious" by state law -- must carry $100,000 in insurance.
Let's hope these pit bull owners followed state law and that the victims have civil and medical recourse for their injuries.
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